Hand woven, machine-couching of yarns & ribbons also function as quilting rows. Water is vital to all life-forms. Here a variety of fabrics in a wide range of blues evoke an underwater world teeming with unseen life. Apparent calm on the surface hints at mystery, movement and activity down deep.
Fabric manipulation techniques including couching, gathering, pleating, shrinking, cording & wrapping strips. Hand & machine stitching. I love taking flat pieces of fabric & manipulating them in as many different ways as I can think of to create depth & texture in my nature-inspired art work.
Pin weaving, couching, hand-gathering. Water is a fascinating subject – the changing colors, shapes & moods are a continuous source of inspiration. This set shows the scene from the same spot at opposite times of the day.
Couching, tucks, hand-gathering, twisted strips, pleating, machine stitching, “bubbling”, cording. The panoramic shape of the panels portrays the vastness of the landscape in a small scale format. Stacking 3 identical shapes emphasizes this idea.
Pin weaving, couching. I love to use fabric manipulation techniques in my work. Here I’ve used only 2 techniques to illustrate a rugged terrain.
Hand & machine stitching, hand quilting, painting, couching. The calm after a storm.
Crinoline, sheers, and strung beads on a plexiglass frame; fabric “rocks”. A cascade of sheers & beads.
Hand & machine stitching, gathering, layering, couching. A close up view of seaweed on the beach. Photo credit: Daniel J. Diephouse, used by permission.
Fabric manipulation techniques, hand & machine stitching. Fantasy landscape in happy colors.